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Bill takes on Kellyanne RIT president Bill Destler is not going out quietly. Bill, who is slated to retire in June after serving as president since 2007, is playing his own tune—literally. Bill unveiled his new song, “Alternative Facts,” dedicated ...

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Snow business We figured it was a good time to give a report on the Golden Snowball Award competition, the annual snowball fight among upstate cities for the most snow each year. As of Tuesday, perennial champion Syracuse has less ...

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A smart city The Intelligent Community Forum, a global network of cities and regions with a think tank at its center, this week featured Rochester and Prospect, South Australia. The featuring of these two communities from its SMART21 Community of ...

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Mowing Fenway Park Whether you are a Boston Red Sox fan or really, really excited to get back to mowing your lawn, an upcoming event might be just the spot for you on a winter day. The 2017 Plant gflx ...

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The priest and the ‘Exorcist’ The Rev. William O’Malley was somewhat akin to a rock star during his lengthy tenure as a teacher at McQuaid Jesuit High School. His exuberant personality and colorful language mixed with a staunch commitment to ...

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See ya, ’bye If you don’t like it here, leave. Many are. United Van Lines last week reported some two-thirds of the moves involving New York households were outbound. That is a higher proportion than any other state, except New ...

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Kodak to take restructuring charges related to Prosper business

Eastman Kodak Co. expects to take restructuring and related charges of $12 million to $17 million connected to its effort to streamline costs in its Prosper business as it continues to try to sell the operation, a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission states.

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Ektachrome film to be brought back

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Eastman Kodak Co. and Kodak Alaris Holdings Ltd. are bringing back the iconic Ektachrome film. Kodak will produce Ektachrome in Rochester.

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Powerful in ’17 The FiveThirtyEight website provided a post-election power players selection reminiscent of a fantasy football league draft, including some witty banter and healthy ridicule. New York’s power players—excluding the Trump family and team—fared poorly in the six-round, four-team ...

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’Tis two days before Christmas and all through our land, wishes for peace and harmony, and an economy to expand. As Dancer and Prancer lead Santa’s aerial sloop, here’s hoping he brings the gifts listed below in this annual Loop: ...

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A Kodak moment It took 80 years, including a stop in some woods in New Jersey and diligent online searching, but a vintage Kodak camera is back in Rochester. In 1936, the Rochester Rotary, marking its 25th anniversary, was playing ...

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Rental market Given the news over the past year about apartments recently built or planned to be built here, you might wonder if there is a glut or at least a soft market. The opposite is true, according to a ...

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Cream of the crop Genny Cream Ale is New York’s beer, at least according to one list. New York City-based Thrillist last week listed its choice for the iconic beer in each state and the green-hued Genny won for New ...

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Fielding a big hit Tiny St. John’s College has a combined student enrollment of less than 1,000, but it has generated at least a couple of big financial hitters. The private liberal arts college, which has campuses in Santa Fe, ...

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